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In Search of Eloquence - Cross-disciplinary Conversations on the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Education (Paperback, New... In Search of Eloquence - Cross-disciplinary Conversations on the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Education (Paperback, New ed.)
Cornelius Cosgrove, Nancy-Barta Smith
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book dialogically links scholarship in rhetoric, composition, and English Studies to the perspectives of faculty outside of English, and by so doing manages to both challenge and expand current thinking about writing pedagogy. The authors' recognition of the centrality of writing in undergraduate education leads them into extensive conversations with faculty from other disciplines about writing's role in their own degree programs, scholarly disciplines, and professional practices. The goal is to lead to writing instruction that is truly integral to every program of study.

Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness? - Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility (Hardcover, New ed.): David Seitz Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness? - Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility (Hardcover, New ed.)
David Seitz
R1,319 Discovery Miles 13 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through ethnographic research with students, this book contends that many composition teachers' training in critical theory may lead them to misread implicit social meanings in working class, minority, and immigrant students' writing and thinking. The author examines how the local perspectives and discursive strategies of students from these backgrounds often complicate the translation of these theories to practice. The author offers concrete assignments and curriculum design as well as reflections on the process of the teaching approaches and discussion of student's writing projects.

Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness? - Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility (Paperback, New ed.): David Seitz Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness? - Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility (Paperback, New ed.)
David Seitz
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through ethnographic research with students, this book contends that many composition teachers' training in critical theory may lead them to misread implicit social meanings in working class, minority, and immigrant students' writing and thinking. The author examines how the local perspectives and discursive strategies of students from these backgrounds often complicate the translation of these theories to practice. The author offers concrete assignments and curriculum design as well as reflections on the process of the teaching approaches and discussion of student's writing projects.

In Search of Eloquence - Cross-disciplinary Conversations on the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Education (Hardcover, New... In Search of Eloquence - Cross-disciplinary Conversations on the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Education (Hardcover, New ed.)
Cornelius Cosgrove, Nancy-Barta Smith
R1,318 Discovery Miles 13 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book dialogically links scholarship in rhetoric, composition, and English Studies to the perspectives of faculty outside of English, and by so doing manages to both challenge and expand current thinking about writing pedagogy. The authors' recognition of the centrality of writing in undergraduate education leads them into extensive conversations with faculty from other disciplines about writing's role in their own degree programs, scholarly disciplines, and professional practices. The goal is to lead to writing instruction that is truly integral to every program of study.

Beyond Survival in the Academy - A Practical Guide for Beginning Academics (Paperback): Sharmila Pixy Ferris (William Paterson... Beyond Survival in the Academy - A Practical Guide for Beginning Academics (Paperback)
Sharmila Pixy Ferris (William Paterson University, USA), Maureen C. Minelli (St Cloud State University, USA), Kendall R. Phillips (Syracuse University, USA), Jessica Grassman Leonard (Missouri Western State College, USA)
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume provides practical advice for academics, especially those entering the profession at smaller institutions of higher education, to help them deal with some of the changes that are affecting the face of academia today.

The Attack on Higher Education - The Dissolution of the American University (Hardcover, New Ed): Ronald G Musto The Attack on Higher Education - The Dissolution of the American University (Hardcover, New Ed)
Ronald G Musto
R587 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R81 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

American higher education is under attack today as never before. A growing right-wing narrative portrays academia as corrupt, irrelevant, costly, and dangerous to both students and the nation. Budget cuts, attacks on liberal arts and humanities disciplines, faculty layoffs and retrenchments, technology displacements, corporatization, and campus closings have accelerated over the past decade. In this timely volume, Ronald Musto draws on historical precedent - Henry VIII's dissolution of British monasteries in the 1530s - for his study of the current threats to American higher education. He shows how a triad of forces - authority, separateness, and innovation - enabled monasteries to succeed, and then suddenly and unexpectedly to fail. Musto applies this analogy to contemporary academia. Despite higher education's vital centrality to American culture and economy, a powerful, anti-liberal narrative is severely damaging its reputation among parents, voters, and politicians. Musto offers a comprehensive account of this narrative from the mid-twentieth century to the present, as well as a new set of arguments to counter criticisms and rebuild the image of higher education.

Academy and College - The History (Hardcover, 1st ed): Judith Bainbridge Academy and College - The History (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Judith Bainbridge
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This history of the origin, evolution, and demise of the Greenville Women's College (1854-1961), a small, underfunded Baptist institution in upstate South Carolina, traces its beginnings from a female academy through its organization by the South Carolina Baptist Convention, its struggle for survival and improvement during the years after the Civil War, to its rising aspirations and drive for accreditation in the 1920s. Unendowed and unable to withstand the financial turmoil of the Great Depression, it was forced to merge with nearby Furman University in the 1930s, but it endured as a coordinate college until 1961 when its students joined the men at Furman at a new coeducational campus.

This book, the first history of the college, provides the missing half of Furman University's history. A social and institutional history, it focuses on Southern women's changing collegiate experience and the college's relationship to the South Carolina Baptist Convention. It emphasizes the changing nature of student life, examines the role of South Carolina Baptists in the college, and examines the impact of the accreditation movement.

Beyond Affirmative Action - Reframing the Context of Higher Education (Paperback, New): Robert A. Ibarra Beyond Affirmative Action - Reframing the Context of Higher Education (Paperback, New)
Robert A. Ibarra
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A century ago, universities were primarily in the business of molding upper-class young men for the professions. The world has changed, and universities have been forced to keep pace by experimenting with affirmative action, curriculum overhauls, part-time degree programs, and the like. But at the core of the modern university establishment is an ingrained academic culture that has operated in the same ways for centuries, contends Robert Ibarra, and in Beyond Affirmative Action, he calls for a complete paradigm shift.
Why does academic culture, he asks, emphasize individual achievement over teamwork? Why do so many exams test discrete bits of knowledge rather than understanding of the big picture? Why is tenure awarded for scholarly publications rather than for sharing knowledge in diverse ways with students and a wider community? Why do undergraduates drop out? And why do so many bright graduate students and junior faculty--including many minorities, women, and some majority males--become disenchanted with academia or fail to be accepted and rewarded by the tenured faculty?
Ibarra introduces a theory of "multicontextuality," which proposes that many people learn better when teachers emphasize whole systems of knowledge and that education can create its greatest successes by offering and accepting many approaches to teaching and learning. This revolutionary paradigm also addresses why current thinking about academic systems and organizational culture, affirmative action, and diversity must be revised. Ibarra bases his groundbreaking proposals upon his own synthesis of findings from anthropological, educational, and psychological studies of how people from various cultures learn, as well as findings from extended interviews he conducted with Latinos and Latinas who pursued graduate degrees and then either became university faculty or chose other careers. From his perspectives as a practicing anthropologist, teacher, researcher, and administrator, Ibarra provides a blueprint for change that will interest:
o Administrators developing campus strategic plans
o Boards, commissions, and agencies making policy for educational institutions
o Students and faculty struggling to find ways that academia can serve multiple constituencies
o Academic and career advisors to students
o Researchers in cognitive psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, and ethnic studies
o Businesses rethinking their organizational cultures and strategies

What Makes a Good Primary School Teacher? - Expert Classroom Strategies (Paperback): Caroline Gipps, Eleanore Hargreaves, Bet... What Makes a Good Primary School Teacher? - Expert Classroom Strategies (Paperback)
Caroline Gipps, Eleanore Hargreaves, Bet McCallum
R838 Discovery Miles 8 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


A fascinating account of the range of teaching, assessing and feedback strategies used by individual 'expert' teachers. The book describes:
*the most common lesson patterns, why and when they are used
*how teaching strategies are varied according to subjects
*how assessment and feedback information can encourage pupils to learn
*the differences in teaching seven year olds and eleven year olds

A Sturdy American Hybrid (Paperback, Illustrated Edition): Cecil P Staton A Sturdy American Hybrid (Paperback, Illustrated Edition)
Cecil P Staton
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Pursuing Quality, Access, and Affordability - A Field Guide to Improving Higher Education (Paperback): Stephen C. Ehrmann Pursuing Quality, Access, and Affordability - A Field Guide to Improving Higher Education (Paperback)
Stephen C. Ehrmann
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Whether they recognize it or not, virtually all colleges and universities face three Grand Challenges: Improve the learning outcomes of a higher education: A large majority of college graduates are weak in capabilities that faculty and employers both see as crucial Extend more equitable access to degrees: Too often, students from underserved groups and poor households either don't enter college or else drop out without a degree. The latter group may be worse off economically than if they'd never attempted college. Make academic programs more affordable (in money and time) for students and other important stakeholder groups: Many potential students believe they lack the money or time needed for academic success. Many faculty believe they don't have time to make their courses and degree programs more effective. Many institutions believe they can't afford to improve outcomes. These challenges are global. But, in a higher education system such as that in the United States, the primary response must be institutional. This book analyzes how, over the years, six pioneering colleges and universities have begun to make visible, cumulative progress on all three fronts.

Adult Numeracy Development - Theory, Research, Practice (Paperback): Iddo Gal Adult Numeracy Development - Theory, Research, Practice (Paperback)
Iddo Gal
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume aims to invigorate the field of adult numeracy education by being a resource for teachers, trainers, and curriculum developers involved in math teaching in adult literacy education or diverse contexts. The chapters are designed to serve as background readings focusing on preparing the next generation of adult numeracy practitioners and program planners. Topics include the nature of numeracy, instructional principles, teaching practices tailored to adult needs, innovative approaches to instruction, assessment strategies, and relevant research findings.

Native American Higher Education in the United States (Hardcover): Cary Michael Carney Native American Higher Education in the United States (Hardcover)
Cary Michael Carney
R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Many aspects of Native American education have been given extensive attention. There are plentiful works on the boarding school program, the mission school efforts, and other aspects of Indian education. Higher education, however, has received little examination. Select articles, passages, and occasional chapters touch on it, but usually only in respect to specific subjects as an adjunct to education in general. There is no thorough and comprehensive history of Native American higher education in the United States. "Native American Higher Education in the United States" fills this need, and is now available in paperback.

Carney reviews the historical development of higher education for the Native American community from the age of discovery to the present. The author has constructed his book chronologically in three eras: the colonial period, featuring several efforts at Indian missions in the colonial colleges; the federal period, when Native American higher education was largely ignored except for sporadic tribal and private efforts; and the self-determination period, highlighted by the recent founding of the tribally-controlled colleges. Carney also includes a chapter comparing Native American higher education with African-American higher education. The concluding chapter discusses the current status of Native American higher education.

Carney's book fills an informational gap while at the same time opening the field of Native American higher education to continuing exploration. It will be valuable reading for educators and historians, and general readers interested in Native American culture.

The Texas Book - Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (Paperback, 0th edition): Richard A. Holland The Texas Book - Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (Paperback, 0th edition)
Richard A. Holland
R839 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R132 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the University of Texas at Austin celebrates its 125th anniversary, it can justly claim to be a "university of the first class," as mandated in the Texas Constitution. The university's faculty and student body include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur "genius award," and Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, as well as members of learned societies all over the world. UT's athletic programs are said to be the best overall in the United States, and its libraries, museums, and archives are lauded in every educated part of the world. Texas alumni have made their marks in law, engineering, geology, business, journalism, and all fields of the sciences, arts, and entertainment. The Texas Book gathers together personality profiles, historical essays, and first-person reminiscences to create an informal, highly readable history of UT. Many fascinating characters appear in these pages, including visionary president and Ransom Center founder Harry Huntt Ransom, contrarian English professor and Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie, legendary regent and lightning rod Frank C. Erwin, and founder of the field of Mexican American Studies, Americo Paredes. The historical pieces recall some of the most dramatic and challenging episodes in the university's history, including recurring attacks on the school by politicians and regents, the institution's history of segregation and struggles to become a truly diverse university, the sixties' protest movements, and the Tower sniper shooting. Rounding off the collection are reminiscences by former and current students and faculty, including Walter Prescott Webb, Willie Morris, Betty Sue Flowers, J. M. Coetzee, and Barbara Jordan, who capture the spirit of the campus at moments in time that defined their eras.

Prescribing the Life of the Mind - Essay on the Purpose of the University, the Aims of Liberal Education and the Cultivation of... Prescribing the Life of the Mind - Essay on the Purpose of the University, the Aims of Liberal Education and the Cultivation of Practical Reason (Paperback, New edition)
Charles W. Anderson
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What are the purposes of the university? What should be the aims of liberal education? With phrases like "cultural relativism", "political correctness", "cultural literacy", and "canon wars" buzzing through the halls of academia and of government and appearing almost daily in heated public debates, these are important questions. With good will and common sense, Charles W. Anderson enters the fracas. He argues that teaching students to think, by developing their capacity for practical reason, can provide a unifying mission for the university and an integrating theme for the curriculum. A distinguished political philosopher with years of experience teaching in undergraduate liberal arts programs, Anderson shows here how the ideal of practical reason can reconcile academia's research aims with public expectations for universities: the preparation of citizens, the training of professionals, the communication of a cultural inheritance. It is not good enough, he contends, to simply say that the university should stick to the great books of the classic tradition, or to denounce this tradition and declare that all important questions are a matter of personal or cultural choice. By applying the methods of practical reason, teachers and students will think critically about the essential purposes of any human activity and the underlying arguments of any text. They will have standards of excellence and rigor to use as tools in all fields. Prescribing the Life of the Mind suggests that the exercise of practical reason can accommodate and bring together the diverse factions and points of view now at war in the universities: the scientists and the humanists, those who teach classic rationalism andthose who insist on postmodernist perspectives. Readers both within and beyond the academic community will welcome Anderson's practical and thoughtful approach. In addition to his convincing arguments, Anderson makes specific curriculum-building suggestions that should promote lively, healthy, and useful discussions.

Twelve Readers Reading - Responding to College Student Writing (Paperback): Richard Straub, Ronald F. Lunsford (University of... Twelve Readers Reading - Responding to College Student Writing (Paperback)
Richard Straub, Ronald F. Lunsford (University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA)
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This work gives the reader a chance to look over the shoulders of 12 theorists, and study how they comment on student writing. It presents over 50 sets of teachers' comments on a sampling of student essays, and describes each of the readers' response styles.

In Search of a Calling - College's Role in Shaping Identity (Paperback): Thomas O. Buford In Search of a Calling - College's Role in Shaping Identity (Paperback)
Thomas O. Buford
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Here, at least, is a teacher who takes a serious interest in the character joy his students and a philosopher bold enough to extend idea of a calling to all who want to make their lives meaningful.

Alone But Together - Adult Distance Study Through Computer Conferencing (Paperback): Daniel V. Eastmond Alone But Together - Adult Distance Study Through Computer Conferencing (Paperback)
Daniel V. Eastmond
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Electronic distance study represents a novel and growing instructional environment for adult students. ""Alone But Together"" centres on the student experience with distance courses offered through electronic communications. After introducing conceptually the online mode of distance study in higher education, it describes a range of adult distance students, the context at home or at work in which they study, and their perceptions of the various aspects of the ""electronic seminar"" such as interactivity, textual ambiguity, pacing, asynchronicity, and collaboration. Additional chapters examine learning approaches, the dynamics and functions of online relationships, and the role of computer communication technologies. Finally, the book presents a model for understanding distance students' experiences with computer conferencing and discusses how this can improve course design, facilitation and administration. The model it presents of how students engage in online distance study should be valuable for educators, administrators and instructional designers who wish to implement this type of instructional technology.

Dear Old Roanoke - A Sesquicentennial Portrait, 1842-1992 (Hardcover): Mark F Miller Dear Old Roanoke - A Sesquicentennial Portrait, 1842-1992 (Hardcover)
Mark F Miller
R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A history of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Less pretentious and predictable than the usual college history. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Independent Study That Works - Designing a Successful Program (Paperback): Geraldine Woods Independent Study That Works - Designing a Successful Program (Paperback)
Geraldine Woods
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Student disengagement from school is a trending concern, and many schools have turned their attention to independent study programmes as a way to nurture student motivation and creativity. But where to begin? Geraldine Woods offers a practical, step-by-step guide based on her experience designing and directing the much-admired independent study programme at the Horace Mann School. Under the supervision of teachers, students embark on a remarkable variety of projects and become teachers themselves, conducting seminars with their peers along the way to preparing their final product-which could as easily be an interactive website or musical composition as a research paper. Woods' book details the nuts and bolts of the approach and shows how to customise it for a variety of age groups, budgets and curricular requirements. It is a gift to all educators-including homeschooling parents-who want to give students the freedom to pursue their interests.

Faculty as Global Learners - Off-Campus Study at Liberal Arts Colleges (Paperback): Joan Gillespie, Dana Gross, Lisa Jasinski Faculty as Global Learners - Off-Campus Study at Liberal Arts Colleges (Paperback)
Joan Gillespie, Dana Gross, Lisa Jasinski
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Times Good University Guide 2023 - Where to Go and What to Study (Paperback): Zoe Thomas, Times Books The Times Good University Guide 2023 - Where to Go and What to Study (Paperback)
Zoe Thomas, Times Books
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Essential guide to British universities that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decisions on what to study, where to study, and how much it might cost. Objective and authoritative, it is the best-selling guide to making the right university choice for you. For more than 25 years The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has provided the most accurate and up-to-date information about British universities to help make the choice of which universities to apply to as easy as possible. Its university and subject league tables are the most respected and studied in Britain. This definitive guide is designed for those who are applying to start courses in 2020. How to select the right course and university Compare university performance. Clear guidance on the application process. Valuable advice on university life A new section for the 2020 guide give s an outline on where students come from which includes a ranking table on social inclusion. Written by John O'Leary, former Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, this is the most authoritative guide available. The university and subject tables inside are the most respected and studied in Britain.

Mindful Math 1 - Use Your Algebra to Solve These Puzzling Picturesvolume 1 (Paperback): Ann McNair Mindful Math 1 - Use Your Algebra to Solve These Puzzling Picturesvolume 1 (Paperback)
Ann McNair; Illustrated by Robyn Djuritschek
R189 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R31 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Student Experiences in and Out of the Classroom - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback):... Student Experiences in and Out of the Classroom - Impacts of Arts Integration and Interdisciplinary Practice (Paperback)
Gabriel Harp, Veronica Stanich
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Leading Change Together - Developing Educator Capacity Within Schools and Systems (Paperback): Eleanor Drago-Severson, Jessica... Leading Change Together - Developing Educator Capacity Within Schools and Systems (Paperback)
Eleanor Drago-Severson, Jessica Blum-DeStefano
R623 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R41 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"If we can get adult development right, we can change the world!" Adult development . . . in schools? Yes. In fact, understanding and sharing ideas-and implementing practices-that help adults explore experiences and assumptions is a powerful driver of school change. Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano share expertise that has evolved from their many decades of research and work with educators and show you how to: Deepen your understanding of adult development and its role in systemic and schoolwide change and educational improvement. Connect theory to practice with developmentally oriented structures and strategies that enhance collaboration, communication, and feedback. Support individual and organizational growth with a differentiated approach to leadership and capacity building. Build trust, capacity, collegiality, and sustainability with developmental practices that meet adult needs. Whether you work in a school, district, university, educational institution, or other learning organization, you'll learn how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with a deep understanding of individuals' experiences and capacities-and how they influence our day-to-day work. Leading Change Together explains how you and other adult learners can effect tremendous change in schools and systems.

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